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Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Days That End In 'Y' Project

Better late than never to resume an old project put on hold years ago. I'll copy & paste the blurb I wrote back in 2009 when I first introduced The Days That End in Y project:

"days that end in 'y' was a short lived project I started with John last summer, inspired by a yard sale in which I irrationally sold nearly everything I owed. This included my entire wardrobe and a whole whack of books and cd's I had been stockpiling... One day I just woke up and sold it all. At the time it felt completely and utterly satisfying, until I woke up the next morning and realized I had nothing to wear and no money to buy new clothes.

So we started a little screen printing project called 'days that end in y'. We designed 7 shirts for each day of the week and vowed to wear these shirts, and only these shirts, until we could no longer stand to wear them."

To make a long story short: we got as far as making a "Wednesday" and "Thursday" shirt in 2009 (it was a busy year). Years have gone by and we've decided to finally finish what we started. All seven shirts have been designed; I've been sporting this low-key look for that last two months.  People keep asking me what I want for Christmas and I keep telling them the same thing: Nothing. I want nothing. I have too much as it is....